If you are responsible for commercial floors, whether it’s at a hospital, school, major corporate facility, or anywhere else, you will come across damaged tiles from time to time. These tiles can be damaged simply by the process of aging, overuse, weather condition changes, and more.
Depending on the type of tile or commercial floor surface that you are taking care of, the damage can be relatively minor and easy to repair or it may require more significant work.
Even if the repairs are going to require more significant care and attention, and maybe even more investment financially, there are five reasons you should take care of these problems right away.
Reason #1: Any damage is going to expose more risk to surrounding tiles.
If a ceramic tile is cracked, dirt can work into the crack and then underneath surrounding tiles. This can weaken the integrity of the entire floor and before you know it you’re chasing around numerous tiles to replace.
Reason #2: It exposes you to liability risk.
If part of the commercial floor is damaged, even if it is in a low traffic area, it still poses a risk that somebody can step on it, trip, and be injured.
Reason #3: It saves money.
Replacing one single ceramic tile and re-grouting it is far cheaper than replacing 10 square meters, for example. If you wait until there is more damage to the commercial floor, you’re going to be making a big your investment in repairing it.
Reason #4: It is more professional.
A professional commercial business stands on its reputation. If that commercial facility doesn’t take care of damage or problems in a timely manner, it can have a direct impact on the rest of the facility.
Reason #5: It’s the right thing to do.
It may be easier to ignore small problems as they arise, but not only is it fiscally responsible to repair them as soon as possible, this is what a maintenance personnel job is all about.